# Difference Between Place Value and Face Value

Definition of Place Value and Face Valu

### Place Value

Place value is defined as the value of each digit in a number. We get the place value of a number by multiplying the digit value with its numerical value. For example, in the number 45634, to get the place value of ‘3’, we multiply 3 (numerical value) by 10 (digit value) and get 30, since 3 is in the tens place. Similarly, we can find the place values of the rest of the digits in the number.

### Face Value

The face value of a digit in a number is the same digit itself. For example, in the number 45634, the face value of ‘3’ is 3 itself. The following figure illustrates the difference between place value and face value.

### Expanded Form

Let us understand the difference between place value and face value through the expanded form of a number. The expanded form of 432 = 400 + 30 + 2.

In the expanded form, we express a number as the sum of the individual digit’s place value. In the above example, the place value of 4 is 400 (since 4 is in hundreds place), and the place value of 3 is 30 (since 3 is in tens place) and the place value of 2 is 2 (since 2 is in ones place). However, in the same number 432, the face value of 4 is 4, the face value of 3 is 3, and the face value of 2 is 2.